Wisconsin Apple Growers Association

Always Look for Wisconsin Apples!


NEW WAGA Orchard MapWAGA Orchard Map

An updated Wisconsin Orchard Map will be available soon.   The map lists many of our members including directions, products, and fun things to do and buy.  To receive your copy by mail, click here or pick up a copy at tourist information centers and local chambers of commerce.  Then, visit an orchard near you!.

       WAGA Orchard Map



Results of of the 2015 WAGA State Apple Cider Contest:

Raw/UV-treated Cider

  1. Northwoods Orchard and Farm Market - Seth & Nadine Tully, Mauston
  2. Maiden Rock Apples, Herdie Baisden, Stockholm
  3. Grandpa's Apple Hill Orchard, Paul Billman, Rio

Pasteurized Cider

  1. Sprangers Orchard, Roger Sprangers, Kaukauna




Calvados Style Cider Brandy Released by Local Orchard!

The Cider House is now producing Cider Brandy. Click Here for a link to their press release 


by Anna Maenner, WAGA Executive Director




Information about the Spotted Wing Drosophila

Here is a link to the article regarding the Spotted Wing Drosophila.



Duane Greene shares Thinning Expertise with WAGA members!

Here are links to the PowerPoint slides from the presentation recently given by Duane Greene.

Fruitlet Model Prediction
Influence of Weather Thinning
Chemicals and Timing


Find Your Favorite Apple Varieties!

The New WAGA Website allows consumers and growers to search for their favorite apple varieties!  Just click on "Find an Orchard" and select your favorite variety and click "Go".  The map and sidebar will show you all the orchards that have indicated they grow that variety.  It's a great tool to help you find what apple you are looking for!



Enjoying the Harvest is an activity book written for children showing how Wisconsin's farmers get fruits and vegetables from the field to market.  Students will follow the growing process month-by-month - from winter pruning through spring planting and the growing season to the fall harvest.  The 24 page booklet offers challenging word searches, crosswords, reading, and coloring activities.  

The booklet was produced through a joint effort of the Wisconsin Apple Growers, Wisconsin Berry Growers and Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Growers Associations.  It was funded in part by grants from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Ag in the Classroom.  It was written by WAGA Executive Director Anna Maenner and illustrated by Bradley Maenner.

The booklet is out of print now, but teachers can download and print copies of the PDF file for classroom use.  Click to print the Answer Key.



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The Wisconsin Apple Growers Association has released its new promotion for Wisconsin apples.  To get more information, contact WAGA at (920) 478-4277 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Orchard Map

It's easy to find an apple orchard in Wisconsin! CLICK HERE to request your Orchard Map!

Check our Orchard Listings Online or pick up a Map to find an orchard near you. Apple varieties and related products that a market sells are also listed. 


Bite into a crunchy apple while checking out all the Apple Facts on this web site!

What's your favorite variety? Click here to see a chart of when apple varieties are ripe in Wisconsin.

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